DÚO DEL MAR
Marta Robles, currently one of the most praised female flamenco soloists on the Spanish music scene, and Ekaterina Záytseva, awarded classical guitarist and a maestro of her generation, have had already collaborated in other works before joining the sound of their instruments to create the Dúo del Mar. Among them, the talented Quartet Galiu. With their new project, though, Marta and Ekaterina go one step further in what concerns to flamenco and classical fusion. They bring together power and passion to fuse the best of flamenco and Spanish guitar, interpreting great classics and their own compositions in a unique and vibrant concert, capable of captivating the public and transporting their minds to different corners of Spain.
Giulia Ballaré is considered one of the most promising soloist of her generation.
She has won more than twenty-five prizes in international competitions: among them, first prize: Ciudad de Coria (Spain, 2017), Omis Guitar Fest (Croatia, 2017), Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria, 2016), Villa de Aranda (Spain, 2015), Comarca del Contado (Spain, 2014), Mottola (Italy, 2013); third prize: M. Pittaluga International Competition (Alessandria, 2017), A. Frauchi Internatioal Competition (Moscow, 2017), J. Tomas-Petrer (Spain, 2017), Sevilla (Spain, 2017), Emilio Pujol concorso Internazionale (Italy, 2017).
In 2013 she released her first album with the label dotGuitar titled "Lirically Spain”, since 2018 she has been
a D’Addario Artist. She has been invited to perform in prestigious venues, such as the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Concert Hall of Gnessis in Moscow, Gosser Ehrbar Saal in Wien, the Aula Magna of University “La Sapienza” in Rome, the Hall of Mirrors in Bratislava, Kurfurstliches Schloss of Koblenz and many others. She had performed as soloist with Alessandria’s Orchestra (Italy) and Musica Viva’s Orchestra of Moscow (Russia). Her recitals have been acclaimed from audiences and press: "... the Ballarè is getting noticed for a charge and an impact always classy and highly emotional expressive power, to establish a strong bond with the public ... " La Repubblica.
Giulia Ballaré was born in 1987 in Novara, Italy. She graduated with maximum from the conservatory in Novara with M° Guido Fichtner. At present she is attending Master’s Degree course with M° Paolo Pegoraro at Kunst Universitaet Graz.
Born in 1993, Pauline Gauthey grew up outside of Lyon, France. It was when listening to her Grandfather play folk songs on the accordion that she discovered a passion for music. The guitar was soon her instrument of choice. After deciding on a professional life in music, she entered the Conservatory of Saint- Etienne in 2011. At the same time as studying the classical approach at the conservatory, Pauline studied Jazz technique which allowed her to participate in a number of projects in
collaboration with dancers and comedians. In 2016 Pauline received her teaching diploma in guitar at PESM Bourgnone. In the same year, she completed her Bachelors degree in interpretation with Judicael Perroy at ESMD in Lille, France. All while teaching guitar in public schools around Lille.
As a winner of national and international competitions, Pauline has participated in guitar festivals across Europe with a focus in her home country ( Festival Drôme de guitare à Valence, Sul Tasto à Paris, Acerra à Naples….). Currently Pauline is pursuing her masters degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the class of Judicael Perroy.
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Marcel Torres is a young guitar talent. Born in Girona, he studied music at the Barcelona School of Music and accompanied by the advice of the maestro Àlex Garrobé, he specialized in the interpretation of classical and, above all, contemporary music.
An enormous interest in all styles of music leads him to define an eclectic artistic profile. He is nourished by the worlds of jazz, modern music, electronic music and improvisation with the help of musicians such as Dani Pérez and Agustí Fernandez.
This last 2018 year, he participates in collective projects such as the Opera Brúndibar del Teatre lliure with the Barcelona 216 Orchestra, the improvisational concert directed by the Esmuc Ensemble in the Auditori or the cycle of concerts "Silenci, fem música" of the Museum of Music of Barcelona.
Classical guitarist Ljubica Bukvić was born in Novi Sad, Serbia where she started her musical studies at the age of nine. She earned her Bachelor and Master degree in the class of professor Zoran Dukić at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona, where she currently lives.
She won several international awards in various guitar competitions such as European Competition Citta di Gorizia, Italy; International Guitar Festival of Szeged, Hungary; Morski Festival Kitare, Slovenia; Certamen Internacional de Guitarra de Barcelona Miquel Llobet, Spain; I Concurso de Guitarra de Girona Josep Ferrer, Spain.
In her native country she was named Laureate in a few national competitions and had also been awarded with the Fund for Young Talents of the Serbian Republic.
“Ljubica is a performer of truly captivating expression. Her musicality is like a magnet for a listener” Zoran Dukic.
“A fantastic guitarist, possessing an incredible technique and musicality. I’ve been honored to have her performing my compositions with great brilliance” Feliu Gasull.
“(...) sweetness and delicacy of the sound and phrase (...) really musical and sensitive”Mario Pingitore, International Guitar Competition Stefano Strata, October 19th 2013
Ekaterina Záytseva is a Spanish guitarist who grew up in Russia and has been living in Spain for more than a decade, where she teaches and keeps developing her professional career. Her great ability to communicate with the audience makes of her recitals remarkable events of cultural life and a must-go at the Catalan capital, Barcelona.
Her academic musical training in the most renowned institutions of Moscow, Barcelona and The Hague combined with her inborn talent, fine taste and hard work allowed her to enter the small circle of female interpreters recognized as true masters of the Spanish guitar.
She has won many awards, including the Comarca el Condado in Jaén, where she received the title of the Best Interpreter of Andalusian Music. Ekaterina Záytseva is also a member of the projects Barcelona 4 Guitars and Dúo del Mar, the latter with the flamenco guitarist Marta Robles.
Dani Jané (1982) is a guitarrist, arranger and composer from Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.
He has an extensive musical academic training. He studied flamenco guitar in the Escuela de Música Joquin Herrera and also with guitar player Manuel Granados; jazz guitar and musical theory at Taller de Músics and Escuela de Música Moderna de Badalona with Ramon Montoliu; classical guitar in the Escola d’Arts Musicals Luhier and Conservatori Superior de Musica del Liceu with Guillem Perez-Quer (where he gained his degree in 2016).
Although he usually plays the clasical guitar in various projects in which he works, he also plays the electric guitar and uses efects accompaning other musicans and in his own compositions. Dani Jané has shared projects and concerts with many artists from different musical genres such as: Tio Montero (famenco fusion), Rusó Sala (singer-songwriter winner of the Pino Piras award 2012), Manuel Araya (singer and multidisciplinary artist), Marta Casals (singer), Andreu Monclús (guitar player from rock band Fiction Park), Alice Mayer (flute player), Rosa Grau (poet and rhapsody reciter).
In the field of chamber music stands out the formation 22 Strings Quartet (guitar trio and double bass) with who he has acted at Festival Internacional de guitarra Miquel Llobet playing an extensive repertorie of Argentinian and Spanish music. As a soloist guitar player he has performed around Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany) playing both music of other composers and his own compositions.
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He began his musical studies at the Music School of Manlleu, then continued at the Vic Conservatory and completed his higher studies at the Barcelona Municipal Conservatory of Music, where he obtained the Highest Degree in Guitar with the highest qualifications and Honor Prize. He expands his studies in various advanced courses with the renowned guitarists Alvaro Pierri, David Russell, Carles Trepat, Armando Marrossu, Eduardo Baranzano, Carlos Bonell, Ricardo Gallen, Alex Garrobé, Marco Socias, Margarita Scarpa, Carlo Domeniconi, Stefano Grondona and José María Gallardo del Rey.
He has offered concerts as a soloist, duo and in various chamber ensembles. He is a member of the Dordal-Tàpias duo. He has performed at the Gerona Guitar Festival, in the cave of the greens in the Lanzarote Concert Cycle, Ateneo Barcelonés, Marcos Redondo Festival in Viladrau, Sala Sgae in Barcelona, Torroella de Montgrí Festival, Tavèrnoles Festival and Cycle Concerts of Manlleu.
He has been awarded in the Europeen competition des Regions "Ravel Granados" 1st prize with the Medal of Honor, Second Prize for the Third Vila de Salou Competition, 3rd prize in the 1st Festival of Neurophysiology of the guitar in Valencia and finalist in the Chamber Music Competition of Castellterçol.
He has been awarded a scholarship by Musical Youths in the International Festival of Torroella de Montgrí. He has been selected to participate in the X Festival of Young Musicians of Catalonia. Sharing duo has premiered works "Three and two" by composer Christian de Jong and "Cosmogonía" by Carles Guinovart. In december 2012 he premiered the winning work of the “32th Young Composers Competition, International Prize Frederic Mompou”, “Burn On, you Meteors, Burn On” by the English composer Ian Anderson. In 2014 he premiered a work for solo guitar "La Dansa de Campdevànol" by Bartolomé Calatayud, declared by the government, a festive heritage element of national interest. Within his pedagogical activity, he is a guitar teacher at the School of Music and Conservatory of Vic.